Friday, January 4, 2019

A Brand New Year!

We have had our first Storytime of 2019! First we read the tiny book Chicken Soup with Rice, A Book of Months by Maurice Sendak, and talked about what each month might be like. Then we talked about this new year and how we will be able to repeat many events and times that we have had previously - another Spring, another Summer, another Fourth of July and Halloween... We looked at a calendar to find some of 2019's holidays. We also talked about having another birthday - every one of us! We looked at the calendar again to find out when those would be. We have two birthdays coming in January - this month!

Then we read A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker, about Bear, who does not like parties, or balloons, or cards, or presents. He would rather be left alone on his birthday! We laughed as kind-hearted Mouse tried to change Bear's mind! Our craft was a beautiful paper plate birthday crown, decorated with crayons and stars and stickers.
Before we went home, we read The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli. In the story, a baby gets a birthday present that he uses over and over and over again as his imagination soars. Can you guess what the present might be?

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